A pregnant woman in labor prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to get to the hospital because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade, according to nbclosangeles.

“I felt bad for her,” Carrie Clifford a witness to the scene said. “It does happen when Obama comes to L.A. or I’m sure anywhere else. It paralyzes the city, it does make it complicated.”

“You can’t do the things you had set out to do because the president is in town,” she added.

A sergeant attempts to explain the circumstances.


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“As soon as we can – it looks like the motorcade is coming through right about now, so we’ll be able to open it up for traffic. The first thing we’ll try to get through will be an ambulance, but I can’t guaranteed there will be…” the officer said before the video ends.

A tweet by Clifford shows medics somehow getting to and helping the woman as they wait for the road to open.


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